Headlines about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Twitter earned a news impact score of 0.51 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories about the social networking company an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Twitter’s ranking:
- Twitter Inc (TWTR) Insider Sells $127,457.54 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Twitter Inc (TWTR) VP Michael Montano Sells 1,250 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Twitter Inc (TWTR) (feedproxy.google.com)
- Guggenheim starts Twitter at Buy (seekingalpha.com)
- Guggenhiem Is Bullish On Twitter Due To ‘Snackability,’ Neutral On Facebook (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of TWTR stock opened at $32.83 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 4.61, a quick ratio of 4.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Twitter has a 52-week low of $20.95 and a 52-week high of $47.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $25.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 547.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.19 and a beta of 0.29.
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 25th. The social networking company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.17. Twitter had a return on equity of 6.75% and a net margin of 36.35%. The company had revenue of $758.11 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $703.57 million. On average, analysts predict that Twitter will post 0.47 EPS for the current year.
Several research firms have issued reports on TWTR. Guggenheim began coverage on Twitter in a research report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research restated a “strong-buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of Twitter in a research report on Saturday, November 17th. ValuEngine upgraded Twitter from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 31st. TheStreet upgraded Twitter from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Aegis increased their target price on Twitter from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.90.
In related news, VP Michael Montano sold 1,250 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.34, for a total value of $35,425.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Robert Kaiden sold 1,362 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.62, for a total value of $38,980.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 7,744,843 shares of company stock worth $238,837,447 in the last quarter. 10.79% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Twitter, Inc operates as a platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to consume, create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live with others.
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